Weymouth dancers chosen for Albert Hall performance

LONDON SHOW: Dancers from Quay Theatre Arts who will perform at the Royal Albert Hall

LONDON SHOW: Dancers from Quay Theatre Arts who will perform at the Royal Albert Hall

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

DANCING its way to a performance at the Royal Albert Hall for the second year running is the perfect way for a theatre school to mark its tenth anniversary.

A group from Quay Theatre Arts, Weymouth, have been selected from hundreds of acts across the country to dance at the iconic venue on November 4.

They will perform as part of Dance Proms, a search to find the best dancers in all genres, from ballet to ballroom, salsa to street dance and jive to jazz dance.

Ten Quay Theatre Art youngsters, aged 14 to 17 will be performing a lyrical modern dance piece to Sting’s ‘Every Breath You Take’. Quay Theatre Arts co-owner and choreographer Jill Tindale said: “Sting has often said that this song is misinterpreted as a gentle love song but the lyrics actually reflect obsession and jealousy.

“The choreography of the dance portrays this mood and feeling.”

Miss Tindale said the company is ‘very proud’ to be able to mark its 10th anniversary, which it celebrated in September, with a performance at the iconic venue.

She added: “We are very proud to have been asked to perform again this year, having performed in the first ever Dance Proms in 2011 with tap number ‘A Little Light Tap’.

“Four of our dancers performed at the Royal Albert Hall last year and are absolutely thrilled to be sharing the experience with some more of their friends at this unique and iconic venue.”

To qualify for Dance Proms, dance teachers were asked to submit a short dance piece featuring original choreography performed by their students, in any genre.

This year, genres ranged from traditional ballet and tap, to cheerleading and Latin American dance and Quay Dance Theatre impressed a panel of judges enough to make it into the top 25.

Darcey Bussell CBE, President of the RAD and patron of Dance Proms said: “I am honoured to be a patron of the project.’

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